What type of mixture would be formed if copper carbonate and sulfuric acid were combined? And wat is the separation technique used?

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    Copper carbonate and sulfuric acid....

    You wouldn't have a mixture of copper(II) carbonate and sulfuric acid, you would have a reaction. The products would be a mixture of copper(II) ions and sulfate ions in water. The CO2 would bubble off into the air except for the small amount of dissolved CO2 that remains in solution.

    Assuming you actually had copper(II) carbonate (which is hard to come by since it reacts so readily with moisture in the air to form Cu2(OH)2CO3), then it would react with an acid as would any other carbonate. That means it would form the sulfate salt and give off carbon dioxide gas.

    CuCO3(s) + H2SO4(aq) --> CuSO4(aq) + CO2(g) + H2O(l)

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